RideAir claims to be the next generation of effortless air pumps, inflating your tyres with just the press of a button
No matter how much of a dab hand you are at changing an inner tube while out on the road there’s no doubt that faffing about with a hand pump is one of the more annoying things in cycling.
Pressurised CO2 cannisters have been around for a while to help you with that exact problem, but replenishing your supplies can be expensive.
Now there’s RideAir, which claims to be the next generation of effortless air pumps – inflating your tyre at the push of a button from a cannister that fits in your bottle holder.
It sounds simple: you spot you have a flat tyre, you pull out the RideAir, attach the nozzle to your valve and press a button to transfer air to your tyre.
When your RideAir is empty it can be refilled in under a second, apparently, from an alternative pressurised air tank.
As with any cycling innovation these days, RideAir is attempting to raise money on Kickstarter to fund its project and has nearly reached the $10,000 mark already.
Pledging $60 will get you a RideAir when they go into production, while $420 will get you eight of the things to give out to your friends.
Find out more about the project on the Kickstarter page.